Centrist Democrat Beto O’Rourke, adherent of the “Oprah Winfrey school of positive thinking”. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Cars traveling  past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza  this month. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas Now: Trying to Forget
  • People
  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

Everyone who visits me in Dallas wants to check out the place I’ve come to take for granted. “Can we go see the Grassy Knoll?” I already see it severa(...)